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hundreds of passengers run for their lives after reports of a shooting. it turned out to be nothing but it took the airport much of the night to recover. plus sitting out. 49ers colin kaepernick opening up about not standing up for the national anthem during a game. why he says he's going continue this form of protest. and big money. donald trump is in the bay area looking to collect cash for his fight to the white house. "today in the bay" starts now. monday morning. hello to you! and thank you so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm sam brock. we're keeping it cool to start off the workweek. rob is in for kari. >> a lot of low clouds. over the weekend we had breezy conditions, low clouds. to start this morning, you may find a little bit of drizzle. around san francisco 58 degrees. 65 in san jose. and the afternoon temperatures low to mid 80s inland. in addition to the low clouds, we have a little change in the
forecast. tropical moisture coming through hawaii. we'll let you know how it'll impact tomorrow's weather in a few minutes. now we see what is happening in oakland. >> yeah. you talked about maybe low clouds and maybe fog along the coast. keep in mind but the coast toward the altamont pass a smooth drive. pret 580 in oakland around seminary avenue off ramp a little fire there. it sounds like no structures are affected. we'll check on it once chp arrives. an easy drive toward the bay bridge. cash lanes are seeing a few folks in line. that's it. >> mike, thank you. more than a few folks scrambling yesterday. hundreds of people off airplanes and on the tarmac at lax. travelers trying to take shelters after several 9-1-1 calls about shots fired. it happened about 9:00 last night. it was later determined there were no gunshots fired. today in the bay kris sanchez is
live from sjc. even though there was no shooting it sent lax into panic mode. >> reporter: it did, sam. and though there were reports of one arrest, l.a. police just in the last hour confirmed it was not the case that there was one person in a zorro costume briefly detained but unrelated to the scare that created chaos throughout lax. it was about 8:40. lax reopened at 11:00 last night. more than two hours after police rushed terminal eight on reports of gunfire. there was a ground stop for flights and chaos in the airport. >> i heard screaming. hundreds and hundreds of people were running. just like a black friday stampede only screaming at the same time. they were leaving their luggage. everybody cleared out and ran to the back of the terminal.
then a lot of us just tried to remain calm to make sure we didn't trample over babies. we went out the side door and tsa started yelling telling us to get out of the terminal. >> reporter: the threat turned out not to be real. it's too real for travelers who were first terrified and now stuck. 281 flights were delayed as of this morning. two flights cancelled. 27 flights diverted. per the airport tsa and border patrol are working past end of shift. the airport kept concessions open late. it was a false alarm. it did provide a first test of l.a. county's emergency alert system. everyone within a five mile perimeter of the airport got emergency texts to their smartphones and cell phones so they knew what was happening. a lot of questions remain this morning. what was the source of that loud notice that precipitated the 9-1-1 calls.
we're keeping in touch with l.a. police and we'll let you know. in san jose kris sanchez. "today in the bay." >> thank you. it is 5:04. a man behind bars accused of committing walnut creek's first homicide of the year. a s.w.a.t. team arrested 24-year-old larry griffin of bay point for allegedly shooting and killing a man outside a downtown bar. it happened early saturday morning around crogan's sports bar and grill. courtney brown was shot three times in the back. leaving behind a daughter and fiancé. griffin is being held without bail. two young sisters from jenner will be laid to rest. haley and catlin marcus died last tuesday when the pickup truck they were riding in crashed into the russian river. the mother was driving and escaped. she could not get the little girls out of the car seats. the burial will take place east
of bodega. police shot a man after he was running through traffic. he was running on 101 at belmont early sunday morning north of ralston avenue. chp said that man was running through both sides of 101 and through all lanes. police say they tried everything but all of their attempts to get him off the freeway didn't work. >> the pedestrian resisted. a taser was used to, no avail, to try to subdue him. that's when the suspect produced a knife, raised it over his head, and lunged toward the office. >> northbound 101 at san mateo was shut down several hours yesterday for the investigation that followed. that suspect in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. two united airlines pilots are due to appear in scottish court today.
to face charges of being drunk ahead of a flight to new jersey. >> the pilots were arrested a short time before scheduled take off on saturday. passengers experienced about a 10 hour delay as a result. according to scotland's harrold, one of the pilots lives in texas. the other one in mississippi. that incident left some passengers shaken but aviation experts they this case the system worked to keep everyone safe. >> if you are uncomfortable with a member of your crew, you don't fly with them. the safe guards that are in place did, in fact, work. >> the herald reports that the pilots are both senior airmen who have worked in the past as flight instructors. united airlines said it removed those pilots from the flying duties and cooperating with authorities. members of a house subcommittee are expected in the bay area today for a status update on california's high speed rail system, that seems to be developing very slowly. representatives will join high-speed rail leaders at meeting in san francisco to look at the plans for phase one of the rail system. california's high speed rail is still not due to be online for at least a decade. due to delays and cost overruns.
the rail authority last month got the green light to start the first phase of the system stretching between the bay area and bakersfield. it's 5:07 now. a lengthy explanation from colin kaepernick is doing little to stem the controversy surrounding his statement during friday night's national anthem. colin kaepernick refused to stand during the anthem ahead of the team's preseason game at levi stadium. yesterday he opened up to the media to explain why he did. he said he'll continue not to stand until he feels there's a real change in america. >> ultimately, to bring awareness and make people realize what is really going on in this country. there are a lot of things that are going on unjust. people aren't being held accountable for. that's something that needs to change. >> colin kaepernick specifically addressed police brutality against minorities. the nfl, by the way, says it is entirely within colin kaepernick's rights to make that kind of statement. even though fellow players are calling it a distractions and in some cases, offensive.
on at lighter note regarding san francisco 49ers and players. they traded in their football gear for aprons. >> showing off their culinary skills. we call it good cooking for a good cause. you're looking at video from last night's pasta bowl at levi stadium. it's the 10th anniversary of the fundraisers. they teamed. up with the silicon valley leadership group. last year the 49ers foundation donated $75,000 to three deserving nonprofits as a result. >> the rest of us try to run it off the pasta. a nice start to the morning. a little cool. >> good weather if you want to get outside. air quality improved, too. 60 degrees with the low clouds in san jose. mid-morning today still a chance of misty skies with the low clouds. and around lunchtime get hazy sunshine. areas of smoke today staying
just to the south of san jose. later on partly cloudy skies and a chance by tomorrow of seeing a slight risk of some thunder showers up in the north bay. not today! 80 in san jose. mid 60s for san francisco. our north bay temperatures in the 70s around napa. and 85 in livermore. for a check of how the bridges are doing. >> we're looking around the bay. everybody, in fact, is doing well. even mass transit. no delays reported. checking across the dunbar and san mateo bridge. the dunbar bridge cleared without problem. 92 west toward san mateo looks great. a live look at the bay bridge toll pleasant za no problems. we talked about low clouds hovering around the area. watch maybe the golden gate bridge. so far the bridge traffic is looking great. the burning manifest value in full swing in nevada. a live look at the festivities. wall street keeps the eye on
area today .. but few details are being released about his decision 2016 republican nominee donald trump will appear in the bay area. not a lot of details, other than that, are being released about his visit. he's going appear on the peninsula for a fund-raiser. there are reports that he'll attend a second one in napa. the peninsula event is definitely a closed event. the campaign team is not indicating when trump might arrive. only he spent yesterday preparing for a debate ahead of the november election. immigration is going to be a huge topic in the upcoming presidential debate, of course. today in the bay tracie potts joins lives from washington. the first debate less than a month away. a lot of people anxious to see how it's going to go. >> reporter: exactly! probably hillary clinton and donald trump among the most anxious. we're hearing they're preparing for debates behind the scenes, but preparing in different ways.
>> reporter: hillary clinton's got more fundraisers today and tomorrow. she raised over $11 million sunday amid debate prep. advisors tell us she's studying policy, short,ing her answers, and preparing for the unpredictable >>well-behaved modest trump, i doubt we'll see that. kind of off-the-rails trump. >> trump is not going to prepare the way hillary does which is locking her in a room and cram her head with the binders. >> reporter: hillary clinton's corruption has been exposed again. >> trump's new web ad targets clinton's e-mails and state department meetings with donors. >> when republicans meet with their donors they call it a meeting. when democrats do it. they call it -- >> trump announced the first ever event in a predominantly black community in a church in detroit on saturday.
in arizona he's giving a major immigration speech after confusion whether he. he worked with law-abiding immigrants who have been here for years. >> reporter: and overnight he tweeted about the immigration speech saying he's expecting a big crowd. they're already looking at moving it so to scare a bigger venue. back to you. >> tracie potts, thank you very much. sticking with politics. a milestone for senator john mccain he's turning 80 today. he'll mark at least part of the day on the campaign trail. it's one day before his primary election. this marks senator mccain's toughest re-election battle to date. he served in the senate for three decades. business news now. the maker of epi pen has a new solution to the high prices. it's going offer a agree rick. >> it's strange to see a drug
maker offering a generic before it has to. it's a way out of the jam they put themselves in. to remind you, the drug maker has gotten lots of bad press after parents pointed out the prices for the drug injector had gone up hundreds of percent. the new generic version will cost $300. mylen last week announced a $300 coupon for the $600 epi pen. one possibility it points out they give it to schools and charity where they get a deducti deduction. she's not allergic to rate hikes. janet yellen had an important speech on monday. one landon dowdy watched live. >> wall street may be on interest rate week watch after janet yellen hinted that the
central bank may be ready to hike rates again. she didn't say when. futures are flat ahead of the opening bell. and the fed's next move could come as soon as september could depend on the strength of the economy. on friday the dow falling 43 points to 18395. the nasdaq edging up 6 to 52018. we beat the boss to work every day by hours. >> right. >> what you don't want to do is show up to work late when the guy making spot checks in your office is the prime minister. the prime minister of the united arab emirates is looking through offices. that's his picture there above the desk. there's nobody there. we have video. the offices have open. people have not shown up for work on time. can you imagine showing up for work at your government office and the prime minister is sitting behind your desk going "so --."
>> he's checking the candy bowl! [ laughter ] >> which is why i keep mine filled, by the way. >> we know that. >> yeah. imagine a government office no one is working. >> yeah. i feel like in washington the president sitting behind your desk, so? who is ready? all right. a live look in san francisco. the city is waking up right now on this wednesday morning. >> so are we! >> right. >> but rob is tracking pretty mild weather to start. >> yeah. you saw the reason why. the city lights lightening up the low clouds over san francisco. and marine air about 3,000 feet this weekend is sitting out a little bit today. inland locations will warm up a few degrees. right now 05 and 60s outside. you see some of the low clouds and los gatos you'll see
temperatures around the school cast climbing into the low 80s. one of the warmer spots we'll see around the bay area today. here is good news. air quality, for a change, has improved considerably. a lot of smoke being pushed away from the bay area. here is the high resolution mod that looks for the wild fire smoke. the smoke staying to the south. and that in the willow fire. a lot of smoke in the high country toward the sierra but improving air quality around the bay area. i want to show you hurricane madeline near hawaii. it could be crossing the big island as a category one. the moisture aiming toward the bay area. this is mid-level combining with the upper level system, which could give us a slight chance of seeing isolated thunder in the hill tops in the north bay tomorrow. lofts low clouds today. hazy sunshine and later tomorrow areas north of sonoma county stay tuned. even for the overnight and early morning hours. there's a slight risk of thunder
on the coastal range. not today. highs close to 80 in san jose. mild weather continues. san francisco staying in the 60s. north bay temperatures in the 70s and mid 80s around the tri-valley. a look at the seven-day forecast shows increasing wind tomorrow. breezy as the upper level system passes san francisco and across the valley temperatures staying mild and trending a little bit warmer approaching around thursday. now a check object morning commute. >> we're talking about a smooth drive and we have that. we also have mentioned over there 580 at seminary avenue. a little fire off the roadway. we found out from chp it was an abandoned vehicle no one injured and no structures threatened. easy traffic through the area presented no slowing and distractions. so heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza a live look and show you traffic starting to build for these cash lanes. again, about 10 minutes and we should see the metering lights on and the back up filling in on schedule. on the peninsula also on
schedule. no problem. an easy drive. there's north 10. southbound toward university. easy drive. >> thank you so much. 5:21. coming up next remembering a music super star. a look back at the life of juan gabriel. a mexican singer who died over the weekend. this morning his fans are mourning. not just in mexico, but of course, the u.s. you're watching "today in the bay." emergency crews are on the scene
of a two-alarm fire in we're physicaling breaking news out of san francisco in morning. emergency crews reason 0 the scene of a two of had alarm fire in the 400 block of ministry. that's a few blocks away from the westfield mall. these are some pictures that we're getting in right of the scene. you can see the flames are coming out the top of that building. we don't know what kind of building it is, but it's between mission and howard on sixth street. this is not far away from the san francisco chronicle, as well. we know multiple crews are on the scene attending to the fire. again, it's not clear what kind of structure it is. have a ground crew heading to the scene. we're working to get you live pictures. we'll have a live report coming up as soon as we can. one of mexico's biggest super stars, juan gabriel, has died.
he was found dead yesterday morning of an apparent heart attack. gabriel is known for his showmanship and flamboyant style on stage. fans are leaving flowers on his hollywood walk of fame star. he just performed in los angeles on friday. he was 66 years old. inappropriate spending decisions and attempts to keep secrets from state lawmakers, some of the newest accusations facing a public allegation that was created to protect you. you're talking about the california bar. >> first reported on the agency in february and now lawmakers are taking action and they're crediting his investigation. >> the state bar was created to help consumers ripped off by dishonest attorneys. top executives at the bar take home some of the biggest paychecks in the state government, getting paid more than the governor. the's fund to help consumers is millions of dollars short. according to a recent state audit the fund totaled $2.2
million last year. the bar needed $18.9 million to pay out the bag log of claims. that's a shortage of $16 million. the audit accuses the barf trying to keep the gap secret from lawmakers. even though the lack of funds doubles the amount of time it took to process claims. leaving consumers up to five years to get paid. the bar transferred $2 million into the fund from other resources, but it said the long-term fix might mean raising membership dues that all california attorneys are required to pay. that's nearly $400 each year. the bar also hired private consultants to review the agency's spending including employee salaries. the head of the bar expects those findings by october. back to you. >> thank you very much. if you have a fip for our investigative unit, give us a call 888-996-tips.
is joining us. >> still waking up. >> you love it! >> if you're heading outside now low clouds and misty skies to wake up to. san francisco today highs close to the mid 60s around the tri-valley. 82 today in san jose today. tri-valley one of the warm spots today. subsequently one of the slow spots in the morning commute. >> that's right. not totally unexpected. tri-valley sees our first commute. as you can see most of our commuters are e moving well. a couple of issues for the south bay. i'll bring you more details coming up when we check with chp. reports of a crash and it sound all the activity in the last couple of minutes have moved to the shoulder. there's at least a distractions. we'll track that. we have more traffic coming the dublin interchange. the bay bridge toll plaza the back up as the metering lights
are on. >> you'll have to check this. the area of san francisco we're following breaking news. emergency crews on the scene of a two-alarm fire. in the 400 block of ministry. a few blocks away from westfield mall. in between mission and howard. a busy area there. look at the pictures coming into the news room via twitter. multiple crews aren out scene of the fire so far. it's not really clear what type of building the structure is right now. we have a ground crew that is headed to the scene. you see fire crews are there trying to attack the fire from above. we believe it was burning in the attic of that building. you could see some smoke in that area. stay with "today in the bay" this morning. we'll get you updated on blocked streets in that morning. we know the morning commute will be picking up and we'll get live reports as soon as we can. a lot of activity last night at lax and developing story right now. there was panic, there was chaos erupting after reports of an active shooter.
there were several nine one calls shortly before 9:00 about shots fired. you see people running around the airport and trying to take shelters. an investigation, though, turned up no evidence of a shooting. the situation caused, as you see there, mass panic, wide spread flight delays. people barricaded themselves in bathrooms and restaurants. traffic outside lax came to a full stop. we spoke with the camera man heading to san jose international airport about what he was seeing there. >> i heard screaming and saw hundreds and hundreds of people running. just like a black friday stampede only screaming at the same time. everybody clear eed out. >> nbc's own lester holt just arrived at lax on a flight from sacramento. he and his wife were headed into the terminal when they were warned to stay. >> i was actually on the tarmac
being driven across the tarmac about to enter terminal four when people started flooding out the door toward the tarmac. there were tsa and other security people saying "run. active shooter. shots fired." thankfully he didn't need to do any reports. it took a hours but lax did return to normal. there are reports that a loud noise or noises that triggered that scare. no word about what the loud noise was. the investigation is ongoing. in the meantime, this morning a man behind bars accused of committing walnut creek's first homicide of the year. a s.w.a.t. team arrested larry griffin of bay point for allegedly shooting and killing a man outside a downtown bar. it happened early saturday morning around crogan's sports bar and grill. the victim was 38-year-old courtney brown was shot three times in his back. leaving behind a daughter and fiancé. that is walnut creek's first
homicide of the year, as we said. griffin is being held without bail. chicago police arrested two brothers for the murder of nba star dwayne wade's cousin. the two suspects 22-year-old darren and his 26-year-old darwin terrell are convicted felonies on parole. both brothers are known gang members. 32-year-old aldridge registered her children for school when she was allegedly shot and killed bit brothers. police reports say the brothers were attempting to shoot another person but the bullet truck struck aldridge. we talk about gun violence a powerful plea to the congress from jackie spear who said the u.s. needs stricter gun laws. congresswoman spear met with members of the community of san mateo. she held a sit in against gun violence. spear said she wants congress to call a vote on universal background checks and banning terrorists from buying guns. >> to make the point you should be able to go to a church,
should be able to go to a movie theater, a school, a dance club, and not fear for your life. people fr as for the folks gathered at the sit in in san mateo organizers chose to do it at a church in honor of the victims killed in the church shooting in charleston, south carolina last year. two people are recovering this morning in san hoe after they were shot in a parking lot of a grocery store. the shoot happened last night on julian street. the suspect shot at the two couples and fled. police say two men were hit. both with non-life threatening injuries. san francisco's police commission holds the last scheduled community meeting focussed on finding a new police chief. they are geared toward finding a permanent replacement for chief greg sur who resigned in may.
acting police chief tony chaplain would be interested in keeping the job. tonight's community meeting takes place tonight at 6:00 p.m. we have more information on a tragic situation here. two young sisters from jenner will reportedly be laid to rest on wednesday. they died last tuesday when the pickup truck crashed into the russian river. the mother was driving and escaped. the burial will take place east of bodega. they started tearing down damaged buildings industrial italy following last week's earthquake that killed almost 300 people. italian authorities promised to investigate whether builders ignoring codes played a role in the high death toll. the firefighters are helping to retrieve possessions that people need but can't get to because their homes could collapse. mark zuckerberg is heading
to rome for a special q & a. he posted this photo on facebook. currently in italy for a friend's wedding. he'll announced he'll be in rome for a town hall meeting. he wants to spend time with the italian community after the devastating earthquake last week. gop presidential nominee donald trump will appear in the bay area today. we know he'll appear on the peninsula for a fund-raiser. there are reports he'll attend a second fund-raiser event in napa. the fundraising stop for trump in california is natural. >> we expect donald trump to do what he can to take as much money he can and spend it elsewhere. >> trump's campaign team not indicating when he might arrive. he spent yesterday preparing for debates ahead of the november election. several homes without water in loss al toes and they have
been for much of the night. it started with a water main break last night about 7:00. it happened at rosita avenue. the streets were closed for much of the night. no word on what caused the water main break, and no word, also, on when service will be restored. we turn to developing news where a fast-moving wild fire continues to burn. the willow fire burning between the town of san andreas about 50 miles northeast of stockton. people were forced to evacuate yesterday but the orders were lifted last night. the flames broke out yesterday afternoon quickly spreading to 400 acres. containment is just%. the fire is burning close to the same area where the butte fire destroyed hundreds of homes last year. some san francisco 49ers players traded in their football gear for aprons. >> showing off their culinary skills.
we call it good cooking for a good cause. you're looking at video from last night's pasta bowl at levi stadium. it's the 10th anniversary of the fundraisers. they teamed up with the sill con valley leadership. last year the 49ers foundation donated $75,000 to three deserving nonprofits as a result. it helps kids stay on track and stay in school. >> an opportunity to step off the field and help people in a certain way. >> last year the 489ers foundation donated $75,000 to three deserving nonprofits. >> all right. looks like a fun event. people starting their monday morning workweek. here we go. rob has a look at the forecast. >> the foerecast this morning coolest around the north bay. and a few low clouds in the south bay and 60s in san jose. san francisco, interesting about 58 degrees. it's been an interesting month for weather. you have to go back to the 26th of july to find a day over 70
degrees. this will be the fourth time since 1874, if we keep it up, with a daily high temperature stays below 70 degrees for most of the month. and, obviously, today is another one of those days for san francisco. north bay temperature climbing into the 70s. mild weather continues around the tri-valley just south of dublin this morning, mike, south of pleasanton issues already. >> that's right. it will affect folks coming through pleasanton. the tri-valley may get the ripple. we know about the back up at the bay. that's not a surprise. the rest of the commute looking good. southbound 680. we talked about the crash. another reported at sim knoll boulevard. we may have scattered cars along the shoulder because of a report of a crash and number of crashes through the area. we're looking at a slow down off 580. once you pass you're clear fremont for 680.
northbound 87 jamming up as the build for the commute volume here. crash in the middle of the freeway heading toward downtown san jose on guiadeloupe parkway. back to you. >> thank you, mike. how high can you take up your drone? news on that. >> new rules and test and will see more drones in the sky. i'll tell you about it in business and tech. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick explains his decision to sit out the national anthem. i'm bob redell. we'll have the story coming up. we say sitting -- colin
kaepernick's refusal to stand during the standing his ground or maybe we should say sitting. colin kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem continues to make headlines across the country this morning. >> colin kaepernick opening his himself up to the media for the first time since his controversial protest yesterday. today in the bay bob redell joins us this morning. colin kaepernick took the time to talk to the media to explain. he wanted to explain why he did this. >> reporter: and not only did he explain the reason for his protest, colin kaepernick said he intends to sit out future national anthems until this country, in his, does a better job of treating minorities. here is the image that has got some people upset. st a tweeted photo from friday
night before the preseason game against the packers. you see colin kaepernick sitting down on the sidelines while his teammates stand during the national anthem. this, by the way, is not the first time he's sat out the anthem, it's the time a lot of people have taken notice. it's in his interview yesterday colin kaepernick explained he's protesting the way this country, in his mind, treats people of color. specific when it comes to police brutality against minorities. colin kaepernick believes stems from a lack of training for officers. >> ultimately to bring awareness and make people, you know, realize what is going on in this country. there's a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. people aren't being held accountable for, and that something that needs to change. >> we don't think he's a bad teammate because he sits out and voices his opinion on a strong topic but we can't allow this to -- >> reporter: some fans have applauded colin kaepernick on social media, others not so
much. here is one man setting colin kaeperni kaepernick's jersey on fire. chip kelley recognizes the to sit out the national anthem and protest. officially the nfl doesn't require players to stand during the anthem. it's something that the league encourages. t 49ers play again this thursday at lee i havi 49ers play again this thursday at lee i hav stadium. >> something to keep a watch on there. bob, thank you very much. you'll be watching maybe more and more drones in the area pretty soon. at that time marks the first day that commercial operators are to fly without special permits. there wiare still rules. >> you have to register the drone, take a test, possess a special license. you take the test, at special testing certainlies. i look at the faa website. there are a half dozen in the bay area. mostly in the south bay. you can fly the drone money as long as you keep it in sights at
all times and under a altitude. there are sample questions. if your drone weighs 33 pounds, how much does it weigh in a 30 degree bank. i don't know the answer. maybe you do. here are the possible answers on the test. i thought you might like a. the dow fell 43 points on friday. the nasdaq was up 6. a few minutes ago we got data on inflation showing inflation continues to not be an issue. there's a lot of data ahead as. on friday the monthly jobs report. a strong number would be further reason for the fed to hike rates in september. janet yellen gave a major speech on friday which she indicated the rate hikes could be ahead. also, laid out how the fed will handle the next session considering interest rates can't be cut much. the answer is buy more bonds and property just like they did the last time. we talked about this friday i want to remind people to
update their iphone. there's the important security flaw. i'll be the first to admit when the thing popped, hey, it's time to download and install. i'm like later. >> i do all the time. >> me, too. it took me quite awhile. >> but you did it. >> i did. >> to be clear, by the way -- we got our eyes on you, scott. if you have updated but not before last thursday you need to do it again. >> yeah. we're talking about spy software. we're talking about literal spies spying on certain journalist. you need to update your phone. >> thank you. get it done. brazil's president will address her country's senate today in her impeachment trial. she's accused of harming her country with budget manipulations. she claims she's done nothing wrong and being targeted by corrupt lawmakers. her opponents are trying to remove her from office. an interim president has been
running brazil for several months now. hard to believe but 11 years ago today hurricane katrina rolled through the city of new orleans. that category three storm overwhelmed the drainage canals and levy system. more than 1800 people died as a result. tens of thousands had to be rescued. the storm also damaged or destroyed 70% of the city's homes. >> and some of the images from those times really stick with you. people on the roof trying to get any kind of help they could. >> yeah. >> one of the things we see the world through a different lens after katrina as opposed to before. we're on a lighter note here. light weather on tap here. >> for now. we're watching the tropics even in the pacific we can see a connection closer to what is happening in hawaii. you're talked about the katrina anniversary. no coincidence late august early september when the atlantic ocean based in the caribbean sees the warmest sea surface
temperatures. we see a peak in tropical systems. two systems near florida could eventually turn into tropical storms but this one near hawaii obviously a concern by wednesday could cross the big island as a category one hurricane. it's been noticed here the moisture moving away from the system very interesting that mid level moisture racing toward northern california meeting up at the upper level system will cross the coast late tonight and tomorrow and a slight chance of isolated thunder for the north bay. right now it's low clouds across the bay area now. the numbers in the 50s to low 60s. san francisco about 58 degrees. and you can see san jose in the low 60s right now. saratoga union school district there. temperatures in the low 80s this afternoon. air quality has improved, too, for your outdoor recess plans. good news the upper level winds pushed the smoke from the central coast fires away from
the bay area. at sierra a different story. the willow fire a lot of smoke in the high country. we'll see clearing skies inland. still some clouds on the coast. as we head to the day tomorrow areas north of santa rosa a slight chance of late night and early morning thunder for tomorrow. today pretty calm around the bay area. mid 60s for san francisco. north bay temperatures pretty pleasant with the south wind at about 78 degrees in mill valley. 80s around livermore. a quick check of the seven-day forecast keeps things breezy and cool for san francisco and the inland valley temperatures staying mild. trending a little bit warmer approaching thursday. for another check of your morning commute around the san jose. >> here are two problem areas. we'll talk about the bay bridge. not a problem. we have slowing in those spots. the rest of the bay looks good now. zooming in south 680. basically from 580. folks getting down past this
stretch and the merge with highway 84 jamming up. they are focussing on the string of crashes reporting for 680. foothill roads might get you over here. you have trouble getting on 680. that's trouble for the tri-valley. trouble for san jose capital expressway. a fire crew just got on scene. maybe more slowing. we'll look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we know about this back up. the metering lights are on. left approach looking better than the right. >> thank you for the update, mike. imagine spending a year in a tiny dome with five other people without fresh air, fresh food, or even. then imagine actually volunteering to do it. >> where can i sign up? this isn't big brother. it's a nasa science project in which six people, as laura mentioned, voluntarily agreed to do it including four americans spent the last year living in a mars simulation bio dome.
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into the fund from other resources, but it said the long-term fix might mean raising membership dues that all california attorneys are required to pay. that's nearly $400 each year. the bar also hired private consultants to review the agency's spending including employee salaries. the head of the bar expects those findings by october. back to you. >> thank you very much. if you have a fip for our investigative unit, give us a call 888-996-tips. or send us an e-mail to the unit at nbcbayarea.com. now at 6:00 breaking news out of san francisco. flames engulf a building near the westfield mall. we're tracking the latest from the scene. panic at lax. people seen running for their lives. what reportedly caused the chaos. back in the bay area. the fundraisers donald trump is going to be swinging through today. good monday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock.
>> hope you're coming off a great weekend. i'm laura garcia cannon. now a look at the forecast. a cool start to the day. >> yeah low clouds could impact the morning commute on the coast. the temperatures around the bay area in the 60s closer to san jose. can see the low clouds there and your school cast in san jose. looking at numbers closing on 80. mid 80s later on around the tri-valley. 65 in san francisco. 82 in san jose. areas south of the mid 80s today. tri-valley one of the warmer spots we'll see. issues for the morning drive. >> you're talking about a warmer spot. a hot spot as far as the commute goes. the tri-valley and the south bay two big commute issues now. over here in the tri-valley we is a number of crashes reported. it makes the merge coming out of pleasanton and livermore for 84 jammed up. we are 680